Paua Chain

Alan Preston (New Zealander, b.1941), Artist 1994 © All rights reserved See full details

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Description
Featured in Open Heart 1994, The Second Jewellery Biennale, and also Made in Aotearoa 2007 – Alan Preston survey exhibition at The Dowse. A piece similar to a black lipped oyster shell chain, that featured in Chains Change 1991 exhibition, at Fingers. Preston takes a common traditional jewellery form and remakes a spectacular oversized paua chain. Alan Preston is one of the founding members of Fingers jewellery gallery and cooperative beginning in Auckland in 1974.
Title
Paua Chain
Artist
Production date
1994
Media
paua shell
Measurements
120mm (length of each chain link)
1160mm (overall length)
Credit line
Collection of The Dowse Art Museum, purchased 1994
Accession number
1994.7.1

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